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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Curb recording artist and GMA’s reigning three-time Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, has been nominated for five Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, making her one of the top nominees this year.

Grant is once again nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. Her win in this category last year marked the first time in 13 years that an artist has been named Female Vocalist three consecutive times. Receiving the award this year would make Grant only the second artist in Dove Awards history to be named Female Vocalist four consecutive years.

“I Will Not Be Moved,” written by Grant, is nominated for Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. The hit single is featured on Grant’s best-selling 2008 recording, Relentless, which also received a nod for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Relentless was co-produced by Grant’s husband, Bernie Herms, and Shaun Shankel. Herms also received his second consecutive Dove Award nomination for Producer of the Year.

In addition, the Grant-penned “Breathe On Me,” featured on Worship With Natalie Grant & Friends, is nominated for Worship Song of the Year.

The 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be presented April 23 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The event will air live on the Gospel Music Channel at 8 pm ET/PT.